Orthodox may refer to:

  • Orthodoxy is adherence to accepted norms, more specifically to creeds, especially in religion. The word was first used in early 4th-century Christianity to refer to those that upheld the First Council of Nicaea, and which eventually became the state church of the Roman Empire later that century
  • Orthodox Christianity is adherence to accepted Christian belief and doctrine, especially doctrines believed by the early Christians. Ecumenical Councils were held over a period of several centuries to try to formalize these doctrines. The word was first used in early 4th-century Christianity to refer to those that upheld the First Council of Nicaea. Adherence to the Nicene Creed is still common test of orthodoxy in Christianity.
  • Eastern Orthodoxy, which accepts seven Ecumenical councils.
  • Oriental Orthodoxy, which accepts three Ecumenical councils
  • Paleo-orthodoxy, a movement in Christianity aimed at upholding the historic teachings of the Church
  • Lutheran orthodoxy
  • Orthodox Bahá'í Faith, a denomination within Baha'i.
  • Orthodox Hinduism
  • Orthodox Judaism, a branch of Judaism

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